September 22, 2015

How I Organize My Planner

 If I could only choose one school supply to have each year it would definitely be a planner. Since using one it has been an absolute lifesaver when it comes to managing my life. Today I thought I'd share how exactly I organize my planner as well as a few tips. I am currently using the largest Day Designer that Target had to off. I love how much space it has, so that I can write everything down.
One important thing I like to do is to use different colored pens to separate parts of my life. For example, I use pink for school things, blue for my blog, and purple for things that are just for me. By using colors I can quickly see what item goes to what, as well as keep it a little more organized than if it was all in black. 

Although I don't use it as much as I should, the month page is a great place to jot down big items so you can see everything at once. Whenever you need to schedule something, you can just flip open to the month and see everything you have in the future. 
 At the beginning of each week, usually Sunday night, I like to plan out my current week. Usually I'll write down all my classes, meetings, and appointments on the left hand column. Below that is where I list all of the homework I need to complete that day. On the top right of the day there is a spot to write your to do's which, if you know me, a to do list is my best friend. Finally, below the to do I will write today's blog post. I am currently doing a 30 day yoga challenge so that goes there as well.

The great thing about a planner is you can customize it fit your lifestyle. If you need more space to list your assignment, then you can totally list that. Just because the planner says a section is for something specific doesn't mean you have to follow it. Think of it instead as more of a guide than a set system.
To help add extra space, pop down a post-it note or two. Not only do they give you more room to write everything you need, but also it adds color! Who doesn't love that? Your planner should reflect your personality so have fun with it! Use stickers or washi tape to spice up different parts of the pages. There's no rules since it is YOUR place to organize. As long as it makes since to you, than it's good to go!

 I am considering doing a plan with me video, especially for October because I have tons of stickers I want to use. Leave a comment below if that's something you'd be interested in! I hope that you're able to incorporate some of my tips into your own planner. If you have tips of your own, let me know. I absolutely love hearing how people organize their own planners.


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